Victoria needs better education services
Promises for better education facilities by Victorian government and opposition will be put to test in the upcoming elections.
Victoria is the lowest funded state with regards to education and the Government promises to modernise every government school within the next ten years.
Australian Education Union President, Mary Bluett said there needs to be “significant reinvestment for secondary provision” as more resources have been put into primary schools in the previous elections.
Bluett said there are reasons for a higher proportion of students educated in government primary schools compared to government secondary schools and Government should “further research on why parents are choosing to send their children to non-government schools.”
Proportion of students in Government and non-Government schools.
She urges both parties to make significant reinvestment in secondary education to support students with behavioural and emotional issues and those with disabilities.
Bluett said she is a committed visionary and has been successful in making efforts in “lobbying her cabinet colleagues to get that agenda requiring additional resources”.
She thinks it would be an enormous loss if Minister Bronwyn Pike losses her seat in the upcoming elections.